The children, parents, and staff of Barrows Elementary School in Reading support our Buy-a-Bed program year after year. Imagine our shock and amazement when this year the children at Barrows presented us with enough money to buy fifty beds.

Yes, fifty beds!

The kids found ways to raise money, including doing extra chores at home and even tapping into their own savings. They are supported by their parents and by the school’s energetic and dedicated teachers and administrators who create a strong school spirit that encourages both learning and community awareness.

The students at Barrows, who are called the Shining Stars, are our heroes. They are special heroes to the fifty children in need in various area towns who now have warm, comfortable beds because of the generosity of school children in Reading.